The Famine Irish: From Roscommon to Quebec

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The Famine Irish: From Roscommon to Quebec




                                      STROKESTOWN PARK HOUSE     

                                                19- 20 JULY 2013


Day 1

9.00                 Conference Registration -Tea & Coffee

9.30                 Welcome

                        John O’Driscoll, Curator & General Manager Strokestown Park House


9.40                 Opening Address

                        Tim O’Connor, Chairman of The Gathering Ireland 2013

Session 1    

 10.00              Patrick Fitzgerald, (Mellon Centre for Migration Studies), Irish hunger,  migration and denomination, 1550-1850

 10.25              Jason  King (University of Limerick), From Roscommon to Quebec: Irish Famine orphans as models of integration

10.50              Lawrence W. Kennedy (University of Scranton),  Patrick A. Collins: An  emigrant in the U.S. Congress and Boston City Hall

11.15               Tea & Coffee


Session 2                       

11.30                Bláthnaid Nolan (University College Dublin), From Carlow to Athy to Hobart: Crime and punishment in nineteenth century Ireland

11.55                Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth), ‘To the nearest place that was not Ireland’:  The Famine Irish emigrants in Provincial Britain

12.20                Brendan McGowan (Galway City Museum), The Famine Irish in Leeds & the unfortunate case of Patrick Bourke

12.45                           Lunch


Session 3       

2.00                 Gail Baylis (University of Ulster), Ireland, photography and Famine memory

2.25                 Ciarán Reilly (NUI Maynooth), ‘A Mayo man on the Cape’: Robert Stanford and Anti-Irish sentiment in South Africa in the 1840s

2.50                 James M. Farrell (University of New Hampshire), Reporting the Irish Famine in America

3.15                 Tea & Coffee


Session 4

3.30     Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University  Belfast), ‘Bad luck to you … you were the cause of my killing my child’: women transported from Ireland for infant murder

3.55    Gail Gráinne Whitchurch (Indiana University),  ”The Colony”  to Cleveland:  Autethongraphic case study of an orphan raised at the Achill Mission



Keynote address        

4.30.-5.30        Professor Christine Kinealy (Drew University, New Jersey),

                          ‘Chained Wolves’: Young Ireland in Van Dieman’s Land



NOTE: The Tye (Tighe) Family Homecoming will take place in Strokestown Park House on Friday evening, 19 July. For further details of the event & dinner please see